ADDONAS

Acronym/Short Name: ADDONAS
Project acronym: Active Distributed and Dynamic Optical Network Access Systems
Project duration: from 15/10/2011 to 31/01/2014
Coordinator: Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center
Scientific representative of the coordinator:
    Artur Binczewski
    Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center (PSNC)
    E-mail: artur@man.poznan.pl
    Project website address: www.addonas.eu

Executive summary

The ADDONAS consortium believed that today’s architectures promote a low-cost but passive and dumb access network, keeping higher level functions deep in the network. This approach will not scale technically or economically to deliver the required Quality of Experience for mobile video, real-time applications such as cloud computing or to allow end users to create sophisticated and virtual mini-networks for commercial, social and cultural uses. Problems related to complex architectures and using simple IP for provisioning of the services to the end users cannot be solved by simply upgrading the Access Network to higher bandwidth.

The ADDONAS project proposes to revolutionize End User experience for all future digital network services as Video on Demand, Gaming, Storage or VPN. The ADDONAS presents a solution for creating Virtual Service Operators using the same physical infrastructure to create their own virtual connections, and offer a diverse set of various services from Service Providers to End Users. Moreover the ADDONAS proposes the placement of Distributed Data Centres throughout the combined Access/Metro architecture to deliver the distributed platform for mobile video, real-time applications such as cloud computing or to allow End Users to create sophisticated and virtual mini-networks for commercial, social and cultural uses.



Public project report (.docx download): ADDONAS